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  • The Kid of Coney Islandby Woody Register

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 34.99 US$ 30.09

    A generation before Walt Disney, Fred Thompson was the "boy-wonder" of American popular amusements. At the turn of the 20th century, Thompson's entrepreneurial drive made him into an entertainment mogul who helped to define the popular culture of his day. In this lively biography, cultural historian Woody Register tells the remarkable story of Thompson... more...

  • The Out-of-Home Immersive Entertainment Frontierby Mr Kevin Williams; Mr Michael Mascioni

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 39.95

    Digital Out of Home Entertainment is transforming the customer experience in shops, cinemas, museums; almost any environment where consumers are congregating. This book provides a 'state of play' exploration of the successes, the emerging new applications and the strategies that inform them--and is an essential guide for entertainment executives... more...

  • Electric Dreamlandby Lauren Rabinovitz

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 28.99

    More than two thousand amusement parks dotted the American landscape in the early twentieth century, thrilling the general public with the latest in entertainment and motion picture technology. Amusement parks were the playgrounds of the working class, combining numerous, mechanically-based spectacles into one unique, modern cultural phenomenon. Lauren... more...

  • Walt's Utopiaby Priscilla Hobbs

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 55.00

    The "Happiest Place On Earth" opened in 1955 during a trying time in American life--the Cold War. Disneyland was envisioned as a utopian resort where families could play together and escape the tension of the "real world." Since its construction, the park has continually been updated to reflect changing American culture. The park's... more...